Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) has been awarded $ 50,000 short term planning grant by the National Institute of Health, USA through its Fogarty International Center as part of the competetive D71 International Research Planning Grant to develop a plan for Cancer Research Training in Tanzania.
The awarded grant will implement a project titled: “Planning for Cancer Research Training Programme in Tanzania”, through the leadership of Prof. Elia Mmbaga from MUHAS and Prof. Katherine Van Loon from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), USA.
During the next few months, MUHAS as a Prime recipient of this Grant will work with UCSF to develop a comprehensive research training plan to inform a protocol for approximately $1 Million Grant under the 5-years D43 International Research Training Programme.
Long term plan for this project is to develop a cadre of research scholars who will be capable of conducting high quality research to address the growing burden of cancer in Tanzania and East Africa and inform its control.
This award is part of the Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) to address Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
MUHAS is proud of this achievement and would like to congratulate the efforts and achievements made by Prof. Elia Mmbaga and his team for receiving this grant.
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